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Osceola County, Michigan (MI)


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County population in 2012: 23,276 (all rural); it was 23,197 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,204
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,119
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,206
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,899 (it was 1,655 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

28%

Land area: 566 sq. mi.
Water area: 7.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Osceola County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.7%), Educational,health and social services (21.9%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Osceola County, Michigan:


Median resident age:  41.0 years
Michigan median age:  38.0 years

Males: 11,719  (48.7%)
Females: 11,809  (51.3%)

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Osceola County,MI real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Osceola County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,550 ($34,102 in 1999)
This county:

$34550
Michigan:

$45255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $411 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $482)
This county:

$411
State:

$591


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,957 (it was $72,600 in 2000)
Osceola County:

$91,957
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,166 - $144,154

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $130,881
Here:

$130,881
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $263,578
Here:

$263,578
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $141,178
Here:

$141,178
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $74,390
Here:

$74,390
State:

$133,558

Mobile homes: $93,139
Here:

$93,139
State:

$39,606

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,076
Here:

$52,076
State:

$95,296
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,051
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $308

Institutionalized population: 266

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Osceola County, MI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,064 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $979 (1.0%)


Osceola County household income distribution in 2009 Osceola County home values distribution


Osceola County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.4%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 4.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 36.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 16 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

12.7%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.8%
Whole state:

4.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Osceola County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $689 a month.

Cities in this county include: Reed City, Evart, Marion, Hersey, Le Roy, Tustin.

Osceola County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Osceola County: Albright Camp (A), Spring Valley Golf Course (B), Eagle Boys Village (C), Spring Hill Camp (D), Kettunen Center (E), Sunrise Lake State Forest Campground (F), Harman School (G), Rose Lake School (H), Shields School (I), Sherman School (J), Davis School (K), Noggle School (L), Nash School (M), School Number 1 (N), Tustin Rest Area (O), River Country Campground (P), Clark School (Q), Rose Golf Course (R), Old Log Resort and Campground (S), Birch Valley Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Osceola County include: East Hersey Church (A), Evangelical Church (B), Faith Church (C), Free Methodist Church (D), Pisgah Heights Wesleyan Church (E), Community of Christ Church (F), United Methodist Church (G), Reed City Church of God (H), Harvest Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Watson Road Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2), Tustin Cemetery (3), Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (4), LeRoy Township Cemetery (5), Mennonite Cemetery (6), Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Rice Lake (A), Tubs Lake (B), Rendezvous Lake (C), Rattail Lakes (D), Twin Lake (E), Lower Big Stone Lake (F), Lost Lake (G), Lake Miramichi (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Atkinson Creek (A), Fairchild Creek (B), North Branch Pine River (C), Franz Creek (D), Beebe Creek (E), Little Beaver Creek (F), Thorn Creek (G), Thompson Creek (H), Grindstone Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Osceola County include: Crawford Park (1), Crittenden County Park (2), Linear Park (3), Rambadt Memorial Park (4), Rose Lake Park (5), John E Larson Farm Historical Marker (6), North Evart United Methodist Church Historical Marker (7), Unto a New Land Historical Marker (8), Albright Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clare County , Isabella County , Lake County , Mecosta County , Missaukee County , Newaygo County , Wexford County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 652
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 275 (65% naturalized citizens)

Osceola County:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 60.7%

Osceola County marital status for males
Osceola County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Osceola County with a mortgage: 2,062 (73 second mortgage, 240 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,512

Here:

57.7% with mortgage
State:

69.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.50%
Here32.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 7,538
Total congregations: 51

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Reformed Church in North America The Wesleyan Church
Adherents1,694 (22.5%)1,233 (16.4%)873 (11.6%)658 (8.7%)352 (4.7%)
Congregations3 (5.9%)11 (21.6%)4 (7.8%)1 (2.0%)3 (5.9%)
NameGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesFree Methodist Church of North AmericaAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents334 (4.4%)316 (4.2%)300 (4.0%)300 (4.0%)1,478 (19.6%)
Congregations2 (3.9%)6 (11.8%)2 (3.9%)1 (2.0%)18 (35.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Osceola County - Reed City, Evart, Marion, Hersey, Le Roy

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Osceola County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
This county:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Osceola County:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Michigan:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Osceola County:

16.2%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Osceola County:

Average size of farms: 196 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,461
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $88.28
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.04%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $24,819
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $46,075
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.42%
Corn for grain: 3801 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 477 harvested acres
Vegetables: 125 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 12 acres

Tornado activity:

Osceola County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/1/2002, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Osceola County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Osceola County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Osceola County (%):





Osceola County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,661 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,288 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 2 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0%)
  • Walked: 262 (3%)
  • Other means: 52 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 474 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Osceola County, Michigan in 2000:

People in group quarters in Osceola County, Michigan in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,149.

6.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,274 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Michigan average:

5.24%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.59% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($25,224 average AGI)
1.04% relocated from other states ($5,051 average AGI)
Osceola County:

1.04%
Michigan average:

1.38%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Mecosta County, MI  1.22% ($25,549 average AGI)
from Wexford County, MI  0.80% ($24,239)
from Lake County, MI  0.42% ($23,486)
from Kent County, MI  0.36% ($30,467)
from Missaukee County, MI  0.30% ($27,720)
from Newaygo County, MI  0.19% ($16,313)
from Clare County, MI  0.17% ($29,643)


7.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,352 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Michigan average:

5.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.92% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($22,564 average AGI)
1.57% relocated to other states ($5,788 average AGI)
Osceola County:

1.57%
Michigan average:

2.21%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Mecosta County, MI  1.32% ($26,991 average AGI)
to Wexford County, MI  1.20% ($26,891)
to Kent County, MI  0.47% ($25,450)
to Lake County, MI  0.32% ($29,148)
to Missaukee County, MI  0.28% ($23,125)
to Clare County, MI  0.27% ($28,391)
to Isabella County, MI  0.20% ($22,412)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Osceola County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Osceola County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Osceola County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,698 (3,927 aged, 771 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.19
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6878.620
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 343.930
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48775.27

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1280
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 850.530
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.62
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 37.89

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.21

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,073

Size of family households: 3,160 2-persons, 1,315 3-persons, 1,045 4-persons, 497 5-persons, 247 6-persons, 157 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,343 1-person, 385 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 21 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

96.5% of residents of Osceola County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (77% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $133,287,000 ($5590 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,705,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $69,875,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $27,784,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $941,000
Federal grants: $26,440,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,534,000 ($3,565,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,714,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $831,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,190,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,150,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,583
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,146
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +132
Here +6 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Osceola County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.77 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Osceola County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 24
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 186
  • 4 rooms: 927
  • 5 rooms: 1,751
  • 6 rooms: 1,652
  • 7 rooms: 1,037
  • 8 rooms: 769
  • 9+ rooms: 802
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 112
  • 3 rooms: 256
  • 4 rooms: 455
  • 5 rooms: 384
  • 6 rooms: 202
  • 7 rooms: 123
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9+ rooms: 55
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Osceola County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 224
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,946
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,481
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,176
  • 5+ bedrooms: 351
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 384
  • 2 bedrooms: 665
  • 3 bedrooms: 422
  • 4 bedrooms: 128
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Osceola County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 314
  • 1 vehicle: 1,961
  • 2 vehicles: 3,338
  • 3 vehicles: 1,201
  • 4 vehicles: 254
  • 5+ vehicles: 138
  • no vehicle: 258
  • 1 vehicle: 848
  • 2 vehicles: 461
  • 3 vehicles: 69
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

61% of Osceola County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 82% lived in Michigan.

Osceola County:

61.4%
State average:

58.3%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Osceola County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48.7%)
  • Utility gas (26.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (11.9%)
  • Wood (9.7%)
  • Electricity (2.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (44.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.8%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.1%)
  • Wood (3.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 228
Here:

7.4%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 116
Here:

7.6%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 117
Here:

20.6%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Osceola County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Osceola County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Osceola County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Osceola County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Osceola County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Osceola County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Osceola County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16575.0 years
John15574.7 years
Robert12971.3 years
James11469.6 years
Mary10780.2 years
Charles10574.7 years
George7777.1 years
Donald6871.4 years
Harold6674.8 years
Ruth6577.8 years
Most common last names in Osceola County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10276.7 years
Smith5873.2 years
Anderson4980.0 years
Miller4873.5 years
Williams4573.8 years
Brown3174.6 years
Davis3074.6 years
Nelson2979.0 years
Thompson2978.8 years
Peterson2676.7 years
Businesses in Osceola County, MI
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Curves2RadioShack1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1U-Haul3
McDonald's2UPS1
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